Letting OSR ripen natural

ajd132

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Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
With glyphosate prices so high shall i just let the rape ripen naturally? I have the combine capacity to do it which i haven't in the past.
its conventional so more at risk from rain and wind.
crops looks good and even at the moment, are growing quick. Would probably still roundup any pigeoned areas etc
 

ajd132

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Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
Don’t fret about it Adam. I have only once used glyphosate pre harvest on a Rape crop and that was just a couple of fields that had a bad weed problem one year.
A bit of patience is all you need and maybe an acceptance of a small increase in moisture content at harvest.
Thanks. Do you think we should still put pod stick on? Always suspicious to if that stuff actually does anything!
 

Hindsight

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Location
Lincolnshire
With glyphosate prices so high shall i just let the rape ripen naturally? I have the combine capacity to do it which i haven't in the past.
its conventional so more at risk from rain and wind.
crops looks good and even at the moment, are growing quick. Would probably still roundup any pigeoned areas etc
You will be ok. Helps being in Suffolk as distinct early advantage. spend the podstik on hail insurance. Combine driver might need to a tad more patient.
 

ajd132

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Arable Farmer
Location
Suffolk
thanks all. i think if we were really stretchd for combining capacity we would have to spray or swath but we arent so this could be a viable option. will hail insure the whole lot i reckon, its conventional so doesnt have the pod shatter gene.
 

Hindsight

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Lincolnshire
thanks all. i think if we were really stretchd for combining capacity we would have to spray or swath but we arent so this could be a viable option. will hail insure the whole lot i reckon, its conventional so doesnt have the pod shatter gene.
Might need to do the odd corner where pigeon grazing just to even up, if you have any small backward uneven areas come july.
 

ajd132

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Arable Farmer
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Suffolk
Might need to do the odd corner where pigeon grazing just to even up, if you have any small backward uneven areas come july.
yes that is what i was thinking, crop looks generally nice and even so should only be around woods.
we have always gone round with a flail mower and cut rubbish between crop and hedges out, and mowed off any bits with weeds in. takes a little bit of time but makes the combining job easier and tidies things up.
 

Lincsman

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Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
I have not desiccated or pod sticked in the last 25 years, its surprisingly resilient if not sprayed, you can loose a bit but nothing compared to wheel tracks bashing it out.
 

Bogweevil

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Ideally omit glyphosate where possible? Part of strategy to avoid glyphosate resistant weeds which would be difficult to handle in DD systems dependent on repeated glyphosate?
 

Adeptandy

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Arable Farmer
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PE15
Ideally omit glyphosate where possible? Part of strategy to avoid glyphosate resistant weeds which would be difficult to handle in DD systems dependent on repeated glyphosate?
I've got full tillage neighbors that use more than I do, max 1 application/crop with DD here.

I've also tried 25% of my W Wheat without any pre/post drilling Glypho this year on clean BG ground 🤞
 

Two Tone

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Mixed Farmer
Rape will ripen quite happily without Roundup. I’ve done it loads of times like that and provided that you don’t have a weed problem, it is easy to harvest, but maybe up to a week later.
I don’t grow rape any more, thanks to CSFB and an ever increasing burden on Runch. My agronomist looked at some of my Winter Linseed yesterday and found some Runch in a field that was absolutely plastered with CSFB larvae!
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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